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Hawaii Craftsmen Exhibition Still On

Hawaii Craftsmen News Release

Hawaii Craftsmen is still planning to hold its annual statewide exhibition and is doing everything they can to make sure that it will be a successful and safe experience for all of Hawaii’s artists. Hawaii Craftsmen has developed contingency plans that take into account different levels of social distancing and travel restrictions. As it gets closer to the exhibition date, some adjustments may need to happen, so please keep that in mind, keep an eye out for any email announcements, and check the prospectus page on the website for updates.

At this point, one thing that is certain is that the statewide jurying will be an all digital review, so be sure to take stellar images of your entries. There will be no review of the work in person as previously planned. Registration will be open from Sept. 7 to Oct. 5. If you are new to this process, please be sure to give yourself a little extra time to work through any issues. Hawaii Craftsmen will not accept any registrations after Oct. 5.

For the Molokai artists who plan on entering their work into this statewide competition, please be sure to send the Molokai representative for Hawaii Craftsmen, Paula Scott an email at pmondoy@gmail.com for any questions and to receive important updates.

Since 1967, the Hawaii Craftsmen Annual Statewide Exhibition of traditional and contemporary crafts brings a juror of international reputation to the state of Hawaii to jury entries and to offer public presentations by the juror. This year’s juror will be Susan Sayre Batton, Oshman Executive Director, San Jose Museum of Art.

Artists residing in Hawaii are invited to enter traditional or non-traditional crafts. The exhibition is open to residents of Hawaii for artworks in the categories of clay, fiber, glass, wood, metal, stone, and mixed media. Entries must be of original design and created independently within the last two years. Artworks previously included in juried exhibitions on Oahu are ineligible. Juror selected cash awards will be presented at the exhibition opening reception and awards ceremony, though the event is subject to change depending on social distancing and travel restrictions.

Online registration runs Sept. 7 to Oct. 5; exhibition dates will be Oct. 23 to Nov. 14; and the opening recpetion is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. Exhibit venue is the Downtown Art Center, 1041 Nu’uanu Ave, Honolulu, HI, second floor exhibition hall.

For more information, visit hawaiicraftsmen.org.

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